- Eswatini has confirmed 5343 cases of COVID-19 and 108 deaths within its borders. Grocery stores and health clinics are open. Religious services are allowed to operate at a maximum of 50 percent occupancy.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Only U.S. citizens with permanent residency are allowed entry into the country. All borders with the exception of Oshoek are closed for non-commercial travel purposes.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.
- Is a curfew in place? No.
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes. There are roadblocks between cities where temperatures are checked. If a vehicle is carrying more than 50 percent of its allowed capacity passengers may be asked to disembark.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes.
- All incoming personnel are required to quarantine for up to 14 days.
- U.S. citizens can receive COVID testing at clinics and hospitals within the country. The cost is generally $50.
- Are commercial flights operating? No
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Passengers are required to wear masks and use hand sanitizer upon entry into the vehicle. Vehicles cannot exceed 50 percent of capacity.
- Mission critical and emergency American Citizens Services only.
- Mission critical and emergency visa services only are available.
- The Ministry of Health has established a toll-free hotline (975) to answer COVID-19 questions and receive reports of suspected cases, particularly from those who have traveled recently to mainland China. The government has designated a focal point for Eswatini’s COVID-19 response. It has also designated one isolation ward within a primary health care facility and a second isolation ward in an alternate health care facility for coronavirus case management.
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- State Department COVID-19 Information
- Travel.state.gov – Eswatini Information and Travel Advisory page
Want More Info on COVID-19?
- CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) > Symptoms & Testing
- WHO: Rolling Updates on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
- Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University
- Researchers Predict Potential Spread and Seasonality for COVID-19 Based on Climate Where Virus Appears to Thrive